Our funded projects

The Defence Innovation Partnership fosters defence-research and development in South Australia by connecting researchers, industry and government.

The Collaborative Research Fund is funded by the South Australian Government and Defence Science and Technology to support research that best meets the Defence Innovation Partnership criteria for desirability, viability and feasibility. The Collaborative Research Fund can assist to seed and position South Australian based universities and industry to win opportunities for further research and/or development investment.

The projects below demonstrate the breadth of defence-relevant research supported so far by the Defence Innovation Partnership.

Failing to monitor and prepare personnel for stressful and difficult tasks is a threat to the operational capability of Defence and law enforcement.

While considerable effort and resources have been invested into programs of social inclusion, diversity and mental wellbeing in Defence, the stigmatisation of people and conditions persists.

A fully operating HUMS system will provide significant cost savings in terms of real time warning on potential failure, improve preparedness of vehicle platforms for operational needs, and reduced fleet management costs. It will also significantly increase operator safety.

Develop novel and low-complexity optimal waveform diversity techniques for small target detection that can adapt to the environment and sea clutter characteristics to minimise the deleterious effects of sea clutter in scan-to-scan integration.

Design an Australian Research & Experimental Submarine – ARES (5-10m long) with the ability to reconfigure external shape and Fwd/aft control planes configurations (cross or X-rudder) to simulate existing or future shapes.

New solutions for the control of growth of marine organisms on surfaces immersed in oceans.

While AR activities are increasingly important in Defence, there are certain key problems that limit the effectiveness of the technology. For example, 30-50% of the population are stereo blind yet AR relies on stereo vision.

This proposal seeks to better understand the seakeeping performance of USVs and from this to develop improved autonomous seakeeping capability that would enable a USB to operate under sever seastate conditions.

This project will introduce cost-effective technologies for sensing and removal of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) from water.

Significant opportunities to increase the operational capability of Australia's Future Submarine through the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to the combat system functions.

Delivery of a space-based tactical EW sensor system to provide persistent, resilient and adaptable situational awareness

Passive ISAR utilises existing transmitters such as TV, radio or satellite, and can be deployed covertly to offer improved situational awareness to Special Forces practically anywhere Passive ISAR utilises existing transmitters such as TV, radio or satellite, and can be deployed covertly to offer improved

This project will investigate narrative visualisation approaches combined with AI.